French expert Arsene Wenger, who led Arsenal for 22 years and wrote the history of English football, is now working for FIFA and specializing in the development of football around the world. He will focus his work on India and the development of football there. During a meeting with the president of the Indian football association, Kalyan Chaubey, Wenger expressed his fascination with India and his goal to improve football in the world.
“India has always fascinated me,” said Wenger. “My goal is to improve football in the world, and it’s impossible that there isn’t a country like India on the world football map with 1.4 billion inhabitants.”
Wenger believes that India has great strengths and fantastic characteristics that make him optimistic about what can be done there. “It’s absolutely fantastic to have this opportunity,” he said. “My team and I are very motivated to help with the growth of football in this country.”
Wenger’s main goal is to convince people that there is a gold mine here, but it is currently not fully explored and exploited. “He is just waiting to be discovered,” said the Frenchman.
Igor Štimac, who is currently coaching India and leading their U23 national team, will also play a role in this project. Štimac has been on the bench for India since 2019 and has won 19 games out of 46 played so far, drawing 13 times and losing 14 games.